Swearing-in ceremony of Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib celebrated with hashtag #tweetyourthobe

Women around the world share photos wearing thobes

Women around the world celebrated Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib's historic swearing-in ceremony Thursday with a social media campaign that encouraged women to tweet images of themselves wearing thobes.

DETROIT - Women around the world celebrated Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib's historic swearing-in ceremony Thursday with a social media campaign that encouraged women to tweet images of themselves wearing thobes.

A thobe is an ankle-length Arab garment, usually with long sleeves, similar to a robe. 

Across social media, Palestinian women shared photos of their thobes using the hashtag #TweetYourThobe.

Tlaib is the first Palestinian-American to serve in Congress and one of the first Muslim women.  

The former Michigan state representative dressed in a Palestinian thobe ​during her swearing-in ceremony Thursday at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Tlaib's new office is located in the building. 

Tlaib, a Democrat, previously served three terms as a state representative for Michigan's 6th House District. She won the 13th Congressional District race in August. Tlaib replaces fellow Democrat John Conyers who retired after holding the position for decades. 

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